Division of Education Again Meets NCATE Standards


Music BuildingThe Unit Accreditation Board of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) has reaccredited the Lehman College Division of Education, noting that the division and its programs “meet rigorous standards set forth by the professional education community.” The Board took this action at its October meeting in Washington, D.C. The Division initially received NCATE accreditation in 2002, becoming the first unit in The City University of New York to attain this status.

Since it was first accredited by NCATE, the Lehman Division of Education has established several new initiatives, deepening and broadening its ability to train and support educators of every level. These include:

  • two new graduate degrees in educational leadership and four advanced certificates;
  • a branch of the new CUNY Teacher Academy to prepare prospective math and science teachers;
  • alternate certification programs for those interested in teaching but lacking preparation in teacher education; and
  • a Grade 6-12 Early College Academy.

Last year, more than 500 students completed teacher education programs in the Division, which also reaches thousands of teachers and students through its centers and institutes, professional development opportunities, K-12 programs, network of “small school” partnerships, and tutoring and instructional support services.

Founded in 1954, NCATE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as a professional accrediting body for teacher preparation, making it the profession’s mechanism to help establish high-quality teacher preparation.

Last modified: Oct 13, 2011

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